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Toyota Unshackled as Abe Drives Japanese Yen Back to 100

Toyota Motor Corp.’s half-decade of fighting the yen is over, at least for now.

The weakening yen breached 100 against the dollar in U.S. trading yesterday, paving the way for Japan to emerge from an unprecedented and largely uninterrupted five-year stretch where the currency’s appreciation beyond that level roiled exporters and their ability to sell cars and televisions overseas.